Bipul Sharma is a big name in Indian domestic cricket. Bipul, who was a part of IPL champion team Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016, has retired. This 38-year-old spin batter has also played for Punjab Kings. Bipul has now settled in the USA after retirement, where he aims to make a career in the American team.
What is the rule of BCCI
Coming from Punjab, Bipul Sharma has played for Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim apart from his home state. Since he will now play from USA, he will not be able to return to Indian cricket. According to BCCI rules, a player has to retire from IPL and domestic cricket to participate in foreign leagues. It is not yet known which league Bipul will play in the USA, but most of the Indian cricketers who have settled there have signed contracts with the minor league.
Have a look at Bipul’s record?
Bipul, who took 17 wickets in 33 IPL matches, got the prized wicket of AB de Villiers in the final of IPL 2016. He remained with Sunrisers Hyderabad till 2018. Bipul ended his career with 3012 runs and 126 wickets in 59 matches. In 96 List A matches, this all-rounder scored 1620 runs and dismissed 96 batsmen. He has 1203 runs and 84 wickets in 105 T20Is.
The Indian player who moved to USA this year
Unmukt Chand is the most high-profile player to settle in the USA for his cricket career in 2021. He first made success in the minor leagues and will soon be part of the major leagues. The former India Under-19 captain aims to represent the USA cricket team in the future. He will be eligible for the National Cap in 2024. Unmukt is currently in Australia, where he is part of the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Apart from Unmukt, his former U-19 teammates Samit Patel and Harmeet Singh have also moved to USA. Samit was part of the Caribbean Premier League.